Hamilton's weirdest crime stories of 2012

We've compiled a short list of weird crime stories that took place in the Hamilton during 2012. (You're welcome.)
A man dressed as a gnome ended up with a broken nose after a confrontation with a man dressed as a crayon early on Nov. 1. The colourful exchange ranks as one of CBC Hamilton's weirdest crime stories of year. (Jens Meyer/Associated Press)

We at CBC Hamilton have compiled a list (albeit short) of weird crime stories that took place in the city during 2012. Some were inherently absurd; others required a snappy headline to be put in to proper (eyebrow-raising) context. In any case, these gems are filled with teachable moments. Happy learning!